0
$\begingroup$

I want to calculate the hydrostatic pressure on the base at the following containers,but as you can see, the water are affecting the sides,especially in container 1, so does the formula $p$ $=$ $\rho$gh still applies in the these cases ? enter image description here

enter image description here

$\endgroup$
0
$\begingroup$

In equilibrium, the pressure in a fluid of a given density will be the same everywhere on a locus of gravitational equipotential. So the shape of the "container" does not matter, only the depth below the surface.

If it were not the case, then there would be non-vertical forces associated with the pressure gradients.

$\endgroup$

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.